Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren once told illegal immigrants to get 'in line'

Dec 2014
The Milky Way
How big of a story is this on the MSM? :zzz:

Let the spin begin.

Past statements from 2020 candidates like Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren have reemerged as Joe Biden, their rival for the 2020 presidential nomination, faces criticism for expressing similar sentiments at the Detroit debates.

Harris suggested while vying to become California's top law enforcement officer that illegal immigrants should "stand in line." The former prosecutor, who was eventually voted California's first woman and minority state attorney general in November 2010, made the comments in August of that year during an appearance before the Silicon Valley Leadership Group.

"As the president has said and I agree, not letting them jump to the front of the line but stand in line like everybody else," she said of then-President Barack Obama and his administration's immigration policy. "So that's where I am on the issue. We need to have meaningful laws around this issue instead of approaching it like ostriches because it's not going away."


Warren echoed Harris' rhetoric in 2012 during her first senatorial bid to represent Massachusetts.

In an August radio interview with WBUR, the former Harvard Law School professor and public school teacher adopted the phrasing while advocating for a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants.

"It's partly about making sure that people obey the law," she said. "It's about saying the people who are here need to be caught up on taxes. They need to go to the back of the line."

The language was repeated on her website as part of her immigration plan.

Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren once told illegal immigrants to get 'in line'
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